Sean Young wears Catwoman costume in 'Late Show' skit - See video
Sean Young hit the stage of the "Late Show With David Letterman" on October 4, to tell people in show business she's "ready to pay my dues" and wore a Catwoman suit during a skit to show off her new "part-time job."
Young, whose career skyrocketed in the 80s with roles in "Stripes," "Blade Runner" and "Wall Street," has been in a slump since the mid-90s. The last time she was on "Late Show" in 1993 and since then Young said she has been "procreating."
She revealed during the interview, which can be seen below, that she has been raising her two sons, ages 13 and 16, with ex-husband Bob Lujan. "I've been having trouble, obviously. I don't get enough parts," Young told Letterman.
"It's time for people to reach out to me because I'm shy," she added after explaining she had a "phone phobia." "I'm actually an introvert who learned to be an extrovert because the only job I could get was being an actress."
When Letterman asked why she was having trouble, she told him, "Well it could've been the Catwoman thing." Young was referring to the time she tried to land the role of Catwoman / Selina Kyle in the 1992 film "Batman Returns" directed by Tim Burton. "I got in a limo and when I went up to talk to the director about it, up at the studio at Warner Brothers several, several years ago, they asked who was in the limo and I said, 'Well Catwoman.'"
"They let me on and I sort of barged in and then kind of said, 'I think you guys should talk to me,'" she added.
Young had been cast in the 1989 film "Batman" as Vicki Vale, but broke her arm falling off a horse and was replaced by Kim Basinger.
"I wanted them to give me like five minutes of their time and they didn't, so I sort of slapped their hand and then they got petty on me and they didn't call me anymore," she said. "Show business is tough, you know that. And also, if you're a woman who stands up for yourself, that's not particularly something that makes men love you."
However, in a 2008 profile of Young in Entertainment Weekly, the event is described a differently. According to the magazine, Young "stormed the studio lot wearing a homemade Catwoman suit." She also made an appearance "The Joan Rivers Show" in a Catwoman costume to talk about how badly she wanted the role. Michelle Pfeiffer eventually landed the role of Catwoman in "Batman Returns."
Young's last major role on film was in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" as Lois Einhorn, the film's villain. Since then she's appeared in several made-for-TV films and has had guest roles on several television series, most recently on "The Young and the Restless."
She has also appeared in several reality series like "Gone Country 2" and "Skating With The Stars." Young checked herself in to rehab in January 2008 following an outburst at the Director Guild of America Awards, where she heckled "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" director Julian Schnabel on stage while he was accepting an award for Best Director.
Young later appeared on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" in 2011 alongside Amy Fisher and Michael Lohan, father of Lindsay Lohan.
The actress told Letterman that she's back at work. "I've been working part-time, I found a job where I can also use my acting skills," Young teased. The show then cut to a video which showed the actress in a Catwoman costume working as a sign holder for a rental company. Towards the end of the video, Young shouted, "See I'm not crazy."
Check out Sean Young's appearance on "Late Show" below.